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Facts on Multiple Sclerosis

 

  • There are more people with MS in Scotland per capita than anywhere else in the world. (around 10,500)

     

  • Whether or not there is a Scottish genetic pre-disposition and why there are certain areas such as Orkney that have a particularly high incidence of the disease in Scotland are currently being investigated.

     

  • Multiple Sclerosis is a complex autoimmune disease where the body attacks the nervous system.

     

  • At present there is no known cure.

     

  • However, the medical profession is starting to understand this disease.

     

  • There is now a wealth of knowledge and treatments which are increasing every day.